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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


Recent Articles
  • A Gardena woman recorded what looks and smells like "black sludge and sediment" coming her water faucet.

    Gardena Family ‘Disgusted’ by Black, Foul-Smelling Water Coming From Tap

    A family in Gardena said Monday they were concerned about the safety of what looked and smelled like “black sludge and sediment” coming out of their water faucet. Diane Morita took video of the black water coming from her tap and posted to it YouTube.  The video also showed clear toilet water turning black as it was flushed. She said it had happened several times before. “It’s disgusting,”  Morita said of the dark liquid. “It looks like there’s charcoal in […]

  • A man working on manhole in Portland, Oregon survives being run over by a truck. (Credit: KOIN via CNN)

    Oregon Man Survives Being Run Over by Truck Driver While Working on Manhole

    A man working on a manhole in Portland, Oregon, was run over by the driver of a pick-up and it was all caught on surveillance video. Travis Roberts thought he had taken the proper precautions to protect himself, such as setting up orange cones around the manhole and using his own truck to block traffic, he told TV station KOIN in Portland. But the driver of the pick-up still managed to squeeze through and hit Roberts, the station reported. The […]

  • A photo of Steven Cruz posted by a friend on Eastla.com.

    Student Fatally Stabbed With Scissors at East L.A. Middle School; Attacker Sought

    Authorities were searching Friday for an assailant who stabbed a 14-year-old student to death using a pair of scissors in front of an East Los Angeles Middle School. The incident occurred on the front steps of David Wark Griffith Junior High School at 4765 East Fourth St. (map), according to Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman Daryl Strickland. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the school around 3 p.m., where they found a teenager suffering from a stab wound to the torso, Los […]

  • Alex Gomez, 57, was arrested for child molestation and possession of child pornography on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    School Bus Driver From Twentynine Palms, Arrested for Child Molestation, Child Porn

    A 57-year-old school bus driver from Twentynine Palms was arrested for child molestation and possession of child pornography, authorities revealed Friday. Alex Gomez was taken into custody Thursday after detectives served a warrant at his home in the 4600 Block of Mesquite Springs, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Inside the home, investigators from the sheriff’s Morongo Basin Station recovered evidence of child molestation and child pornography, the release stated. Gomez was charged with possession […]

  • A sketch of an alleged bathroom intruder was released by police at Riverside City College on Jan. 14, 2015.

    Riverside Student Who Claimed She Fended Off Would-be Rapist With Pencil Recants Story

    A Riverside City College student who reported being the victim of an attempted rape inside a women’s restroom on campus has recanted her story, authorities announced Friday. On Jan. 15, the student told police she was washing her hands in first floor restroom at the Math/Science Building when she noticed a man standing behind her, according to the Riverside City College Police Department. She said the man pushed her to the ground and attempted to rape her, but she managed […]

  • Vandals tried to destroy two tombstones of Jesus Christ at the San Gabriel Mission Church Cemetery on Jan. 20, 2015. (Credit: San Gabriel Police Department)

    Vandals Desecrate 2 Graves, Smash Statue of Jesus at Cemetery in San Gabriel

    Vandals toppled and smashed one statue of Jesus and tried to overturn a second figure as they desecrated two graves at a cemetery in San Gabriel, police said Friday. The incident took place sometime after dark on Tuesday at the San Gabriel Mission Church Cemetery located in the 400 block of South Mission Drive (map), the San Gabriel Police Department stated in a news release. Vandals managed to overturn a large granite figure of Jesus and then smashed it to […]

  • Police were investigating a fatal shooting outside the United Methodist Church of Sepulveda in North Hills on Jan. 22, 2015.

    1 Dead, 1 Wounded in Shooting in Church Parking Lot in North Hills

    One person was killed and a second wounded in a shooting Thursday night in the parking lot of the United Methodist Church of Sepulveda in North Hills. The shooting occurred around 9:50 p.m. at the church located in the 15000 block of Rayen Street, according to Officer Jane Kim with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Office. The shooting was gang related, Kim said. The gunman was believed to have fled in a gray minivan.

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    LAPD Chases Stolen Car Suspect From West Los Angeles to Downtown L.A.

    LAPD officers pursued a stolen car with three people inside from West Los Angeles to downtown L.A. on Thursday night. The chase began around 10:05 p.m. in the area of Robertson and Pico boulevards, according to a tweet from the Los Angeles Police Department. A patrol car was eventually able to spin the stolen Honda Civic using a PIT maneuver, bringing the pursuit to an end right in from of police headquarters in downtown L.A., aerial video showed. Two men […]

  • A man in a white Mercedes led police on a chase reaching speeds of 100 mph on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Speeding Motorist Leads Police on Pursuit in Hollywood at Speeds Up to 100 mph

    Officers were in pursuit of a white Mercedes on Thursday night after a Burbank police helicopter spotted the motorist driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed on the 134 Freeway. A patrol car tried to pull the driver over around 8:30 p.m., but he sped off — at times reaching speeds of 100 mph, according to Sgt. Claudio Losacco with the Burbank Police Department The driver exited the freeway at Cahuenga Boulevard and began driving through Hollywood. He […]